Oprah Winfrey has revealed the cast who will star in the latest remake of The Color Purple.
Portraying the role of Sophia in the original 1985 film was a big break for Winfrey.
Now, she’s onboard as a producer for this version, alongside Scott Sanders — who has produced and steered the original Broadway musical since 2005.
The cast she’s selected will be tasked with bringing the Tony-winning Broadway musical to the big screen.
Winfrey told Vanity Fair that she predicts that the movie will change their lives — as it did for her.
Fantasia Taylor has been tapped to play the lead role of Celie portrayed in the Spielberg film by Whoopi Goldberg.
Colman Domingo will take on the role of Mister — the antagonist who abuses his wife Celie throughout the movie.
Halle Bailey will play Celie’s sister Netty, who runs away when Mister attacks her.
Taraji P. Henson was the perfect fit for Shug Avery, Winfrey said because they wanted a woman who embodies both sexiness and sexual wisdom.
As for the role of Sophia, Winfrey said she called Danielle Brooks to “pass the baton on to her.”
Corey Hawkins will star as Harpo, and H.E.R. will play his second wife Squeak.
The new movie is being directed by Blitz Bazawule. The cast is set to begin shooting in Georgia next month.